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Cardiologists have ‘growing concerns’ about CV harm from marijuana, vaping

11/19/20--The rising use of vaping nicotine products for recreational use and smoking cessation has raised questions about the impact on the heart. Evidence has shown that recreational use of any of these products is not beneficial for the heart, although specific mechanisms behind these effects are still to be determined. Recent studies have determined specific pulmonary effects, particularly with THC-containing e-liquids causing e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). Read

Marijuana use associated with complications after heart attack or procedures

11/9/20--Smoking marijuana increases the risk of complications after cardiovascular procedures, and marijuana users who had a heart attack or cardiac intervention were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for recurrent heart attacks or coronary procedures, according to two preliminary studies to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. Read